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    one of the senior members of my club queried me on how many parts are there (were there!) in my DSpecial.

    No idea although I may have said too many, hence my mental state.

    Anyone got a ballpark figure?

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    Including individual nuts, bolts and washers?
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    yep every last bit. Your answer has relegated you to the back of the class Don.

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    Just enough.
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    to be specific empirical answers to the question are needed. I know you now both crave to have the answer so when someone says you have a stupid car you can point out how many stupid pieces it is constructed from.

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    Did you want to include the individual parts that make panels and chassis?
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    Grab a parts book and work your way through it systematically, noting the number of parts on each page. Ideal winter project!

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    I had thought of this Roger but it occurred to me a better approach would be to arrange for members and invited guests who have access to a parts manual be assigned a section so as to overcome the burden of such an arduous task. A tally could then be compiled, such as the Federal Government will embark on shortly in ascertaining whether a minority may have any possibility of preparing nuptials and this figure could be toted in social situations to impress listeners with the overwhelming complexity in both manufacturing and cost terms that trully represent the incredible human engineering achievement a Citroen represents, and how of course given these facts they are undeniably excellent value.
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    Once you have calculated a total, add another 10%, because that' s what happens when I work on a Ds, and finish the repair, there are ALWAYS parts left over. They are designed LIKE THAT.

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    To really dazzle your friends, you should also know the number of parts in the other various DS models: D Super, Pallas variants, EFI, BVH and combinations thereof. Counting all of them should keep us going.

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    Oh no no no Ken that is where I would add 'and the other versions such as ... have even more parts! Can you believe it?'

    ps I think I would be due for a visit to a medical specialist before I contemplated counting all the items in a parts book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    Oh no no no Ken that is where I would add 'and the other versions such as ... have even more parts! Can you believe it?'

    ps I think I would be due for a visit to a medical specialist before I contemplated counting all the items in a parts book.
    Hi Steven,
    I can confirm there are more than 14 individual parts - I started counting this afternoon but got distracted. . .

    If I can remember where I got to I'll update the count at my next counting opportunity - hope this helps

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    where is the train spotter on this forum? Everyone thinks this is a joke! This is a dinner party clincher, err clencher

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    Well, the number of individual bits and pieces in a standard DS is actually... exactly the same number of jellybeans in the jar.
    Just depends on the particular jar.

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    Start by counting the bolts. You can put a little blob of yellow paint on each one you've counted as a reminder not to count it again.

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    Steven,
    I once was told (a long, long time ago) that on average, an item with the sophistication of a camera has on average 3000 parts; a car 30,000 parts and an aircraft 300,000 parts. Or was it 300;3,000;30,000? I've never confirmed these numbers and periodically wondered about them. Once you get the final figure, let me know and I can extrapolate down and up for my own satisfaction.

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    research has begun but I fell asleep on the first page. I hope to finalise the count by 2054.

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    "individual pieces in a standard DS"

    Citroen didn't import the DStandard in Australia, mainly DSpecial and DSuper, although some very well informed froggers are adamant they also imported the D--- Special and the D---Super along with the D---S23, S21, S19 and the DS---Afari
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    Just enough.
    Sometimes when you dismantle a car you will find extra parts under the seats or the mats that have been dropped by a careless assembler. He just gets another from the parts bin! Therefore sometimes more than enough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    "individual pieces in a standard DS"

    Citroen didn't import the DStandard in Australia, mainly DSpecial and DSuper, although some very well informed froggers are adamant they also imported the D--- Special and the D---Super along with the D---S23, S21, S19 and the DS---Afari
    Are we ever going to be permitted to get over this topic ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzelhund View Post
    Are we ever going to be permitted to get over this topic ????
    D--on't know !
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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    Once you have calculated a total, add another 10%, because that' s what happens when I work on a Ds, and finish the repair, there are ALWAYS parts left over. They are designed LIKE THAT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrisson_citroen View Post
    "individual pieces in a standard DS"

    Citroen didn't import the DStandard in Australia, mainly DSpecial and DSuper, although some very well informed froggers are adamant they also imported the D--- Special and the D---Super along with the D---S23, S21, S19 and the DS---Afari
    who mentioned 'imported' anything?
    To clarify ( but I know you're taking the piss anyway) I hope! by standard I simply meant a BVM non aircon non IE non fancy pants interior/exterior and whatever else bog standard D, which could be a 19/20/21 a Super a Super5 or a Special. Dunno where a Safari fits in, they came in different types too huh? Or an ID19! That might be a better starting point.
    So shall I put you down for a section in the parts manual? I would of course count individual wires and connections/sleeves grommets and tape in a loom as pieces!
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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    So shall I put you down for a section in the parts manual? I would of course count individual wires and connections/sleeves grommets and tape in a loom as pieces!
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    There were 12,000 parts in the parts book for Volvo 244 - 245 series and I remember 11 microfiche of Renault 12 part numbers...

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